Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1835-1845

GUSN

GUSN-271094

Description

Circular pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box [A] and lid [B] covered with a block-printed floral irise, ungrounded wallpaper. Stitching visible on underside of box. A white fur hat with plume (2001.281.46) is contained inside the box. Both box and hat labeled as possessions of Mrs. William (Sybell) Fisher of Norwood, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Bandbox

Inscription

"Mrs. William Fisher / 141 Cottage St / Norwood / Mass" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

6 3/8 (H), 10 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.22AB

Date

1835-1845 (Card associated with hat notes that Mrs. Fisher's husband was born in 1796.)

Related Items

Title Hat Accession Number 2001.281.46

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral